Dr. Christina McCain is the founder and principal of Ecosophy Collaborative Consulting. She has focused the last 15 years of her career on climate change and conservation policy and advocacy at the international, national, and subnational levels domestically and abroad. She has over 25 years of experience focused on land use change, including living and working in Latin America, and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Her prior positions include serving as the Acting Director of Programs at the Climate & Land Use Alliance and the Director for Latin America in the Global Climate Program at Environmental Defense Fund. Prior to EDF, she was a Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State working on issues related to scientific cooperation, environment, and international trade. She earned her Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Miami, focused on the ecological effects of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon and holds a B.S. in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her expertise includes climate change policy, forests and ecosystem services, carbon markets and emissions trading systems, and environment, conservation, and sustainability.